Enter Zero: New MapleStory Class

MapleStory's newest class, Zero, is here and it is awesome.

MapleStory just released their second RED update, which includes a new class called Zero. Zero is very unique as it is actually two characters in one, a first for MapleStory. It also starts at level 100 and has its own storyline.

You play as a boy and a girl and because of that you cannot pick gender at character creation. Alpha is the boy and Beta is the girl. The time goddess Rhine created a "child" from her tears to fight against the Black Mage, but the child was split into two by his minions.

You start the game as Alpha and slowly uncover the truth and reunite with Beta. After this, you begin your long journey through the Mirror World.

The Mirror World is separate from the Maple World, but the areas are modeled after the Maple World. You cannot gain experience, items, or basically do anything in the Maple World until you complete the entire Zero story. The story consists of eight chapters and ends at level 180. This will probably take a while, but you can at least party with other Zero players in the process.

The story is interesting and it is very clear what you must do. I have only completed the first chapter, but the quests do not take a long time and they involve going into dungeons.

Dungeons have multiple stages to them and they are where you will get your quest items. You also get a huge bonus of experience for completing them, as well as time coins. Time coins are used to buy various items for Zero.

The best part about the class is the combat. Alpha has a long sword and specializes in quick, multi-target attacks. Beta has a broadsword and specializes in slow, single-target attacks.

Each skill is set for either Alpha or Beta ans using a skill of the opposite character will automatically tag them in. For three seconds after the switch, both characters will attack at the same time. As soon as it is over you can switch back, or keep fighting as that character. This gives players a variety of attacks, as well as strategy of when to use a certain character.

There are plenty of other things in the update, which you can find by reading the patch notes on MapleStory's official website. I have not even started on any of the other content, but this looks like the best addition to MapleStory in a long time. If you are not already playing, now would be a good time to start!

If you have any questions or comments,  let me know in the section below!

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Dec. 18th 2013
  • VinegarBro
    Do you have to have a character that is exactly level 100 to make a zero?
  • showeds
    I cant make a zero blade why is that
    I have a level 102 kaiser
  • Xx0Dawn0xX
    I went in the real maple world for a trade with my brother and then, i'm stuck there. Do you know how I can get back to the mirror world? i really need help
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Did you go to the Free Market? You should just be able to leave the free market and it will take you back to the mirror world.
  • Spyke_3447
    Nexon.... *closes web page*

    (lovely review btw, please don't take my absolute HATRED for that company as any indication your review wasn't fantastic)
  • Samuel Franklin
    Featured Contributor
    Huge MapleStory fan and got my first taste in the beta. Not that I'm playing anymore I still love to follow the game and its no surprise it dominates the 2D side scrolling genre.

    The only thing that lets it down is how Nexon handles the game sometimes with patches, maintenance and odd changes.
  • Lualu
    Zero is mad OP but i have no idea what is wrong with Nexon, they release Zero around 10am then they have a maintain at 3pm, i mean, why don't they have the maintain and update all together? I hope they finish the maintain soon.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Yeah it sucks. That is one of the only problems when they have an update like this. They usually have to take it down because of issues.
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    I have only played a small amount of that game. Though this sounds interesting, not enough for me to put down New Vegas right now.

    Good review.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Thanks. I just wish the game was up so I could play it.

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